THANKS BE TO GOD

Lori ElsassPastor

This Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving Day; a day to celebrate our thankfulness as a country and give thanks to God for all the blessings we have received from Him. We give Him thanks for His mighty deeds, especially for Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist. The word “Eucharist” means thanksgiving.  So, in each Eucharistic thanksgiving, we should not only give thanks for the natural blessings, but for the fact that God supernaturally enters our lives.  As Catholics, we should recognize that we have the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving every day through the Eucharist.  May we all continue to be thankful that our Lord gave Himself to be our ransom from sin.  Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving.

THANKSGIVING DAY PRAYER

Lord, we thank you
for the goodness of our people
and for the spirit of justice
that fills this nation.
We thank you for the beauty and fullness of the
land and the challenge of the cities.

We thank you for our work and our rest,
for one another, and for our homes.
We thank you, Lord:
accept our thanksgiving on this day.
We pray and give thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.